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is a harvard law grad, former assistant p.a., and peace corps volunteer. and now representing suburban boston in congress. the republican challenger, 37-year-old sean belot, is an ivy league educated marine. >> i have a decade in business. >> reporter: in a debate sunday, belot argued kennedy isn't ready and is coasting on the family coast tails. >> i don't think any other district in the country people would consider you qualified for this office. >> i've got a sizeable record of public service. >> reporter: joe, who introduced a tribute to ted kennedy at the democratic convention. >> for my uncle kennedy, politics was always about people. >> reporter: he says he knows his name comes with benefits. >> it's certainly an advantage, i'm very proud of my family's history of public service. >> reporter: spanning six decades of fabled and at times flawed history. jfk went to congress in 1947, before the camelot days of the white house. bobby and ted served in the senate. their sons, joe and patrick, in the house. and now it's joe's son who is on the ballot. and getting a boost from his grandmother
. >>> in pennsylvania, a major victory for democrats where a judge has blocked the state's new voter i.d. law from going in effect election day. democrats said the law was a ploy to beat president obama for making it harder for minorities to vote. the judge ruled there wasn't enough time to enact the law to make sure some voters weren't disenfranchised. >>> the pilot of air force 2 had to delay landing two times yesterday because of bad weather. the white house says the pilot missed approach during thunderstorms at charlotte international airport. later fog caused the plane to land at dulles instead of andrews air force base. >>> maryland residents could be asked to pay more for electricity each month. >> but the extra money would go towards preventing major power outages. fox5's melanie alnwick joins us with details. >> reporter: good morning. i just got off the phone with a spokesman for maryland's public service commission and she says the commission doesn't have the report. they understand it will be released today. the recommendations from the governor's task force, and they look forward to conside
. >>> in pennsylvania, a judge is due to issue a ruling on the keystone state's voter i.d. law later today. under the law, anyone who wants to vote in pennsylvania, has to show a photo i.d. supporters say it will cut down on voter fraud but others say it will be harder for minorities to vote. >>> president obama is in nevada getting ready for tomorrow's first presidential debate and mitt romney is already in colorado where the debate will be held. at the university of denver, preparations are well under way for the big event. romney is shifting his focus after intense criticism from fellow republicans and highlighting the race as a choice between his plans for the economy and the president's policies. >> i represent a very different course. i will make sure that the young people of today have great jobs tomorrow and have a bright and prosperous future. that's the difference between us. >> who is going to put the most points on the board? >> you are! >> not i. governor romney, he is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> the president took a break from preparations and got applause when he showed up wi
. >> reporter: arthur spitzer with the aclu says similar laws have been reviewed by judges in other parts of the country. >> a number of federal courts have looked at this very issue in places that have enacted laws banning leaflets on cars. one of the courts thought it was okay. >> reporter: graham, who is a lawyer himself, has worked with the council's attorney to draft the legislation. neither want to violate the constitution, they just want to clean up the city. >> i believe in freedom of speech. but i think there's an opportunity to regulate this. >> reporter: graham says his ears are open and looks forward to a public discussion. he wants to hear from both sides. in the newsroom, matt ackland, fox 5 news. >>> why one museum in the district will be closed for the next couple of months. >> first, time for our facebook fan of the day. i love this picture. we say hello to kisha mason. it's so cute. she says she looks forward to the daily segment because it's her cue that her work day is over. enjoy your weekend. for your chance to be monday's fan of the day, log onto our facebook page a
's an information gap and for law enforcement. so you know kids designed to give parents information before a crisis happens and sometimes the crisis aren't that big a deal, but parents having the information pro actively is really what this is all about. >> particularly in the case of online predators, as you found in this case, there's a process that they go through trying to get that kid comfortable. >> doesn't happen overnight. and for parents who have friended their children online, they should assume that the predators online know that, and they know how to get around mom and dad simply being their child's friend online. so without a parental intelligence system really kind of doing some of the work for mom and dad, there's no way they can know for sure that their kids are not in fact at risk. >> you and your brother cofounded something called uknowkids.com. tell me about that and what that does. >> the service is an online and mobile service that parents can use to monitor activity like facebook, myspace, twitter, instagram and text text messaging. it takes the ton and tons of data out there
voter i.d. law that critics say would prevent some voters from casting their ballots. the republican governor who supported showing the i.d.s at the polls says he probably won't appeal the decision. >>> american airlines says it knows what caused a series of midair seat malfunctions. it's looking for the problem in more jets. they say improperly installed clamps caused the seats to come loose on three flights, two of which had to make emergency landings. they have not said where the seats were installed or who might be to blame. meanwhile, they're making progress in a standoff with its pilots. the pilots union says it will resume negotiation talks. >>> new this morning, would you pay more for your electricity each month if it meant better service? maryland residents could be asked to do so. fox's melanie alnwick is live at pepco headquarters with details of this controversial plan. good morning, melanie. >> reporter: good morning. this all came about and really started in june, after that derecho that knocked out power to millions and left some without power more than a week. governo
on a tough new voter identification law that requires everyone to show a picture i.d. at the polls. supporters say they fear election fraud. opponents say it makes it harder for people like young adults and minorities to vote. allison? >>> and on the campaign trail today, tony, the two presidential candidates will leave it up to their running mates to do the talking. as they get ready for tomorrow's big debate. fox's doug luzader has the latest on the president barack obama and mitt romney debate preps. >> reporter: one new national poll is out. but it really hasn't done a whole lot to change the real clear politics, national average of polls, which shows the president nationwide about 3 1/2 points up, over mitt romney. but this all comes down to swing states, including colorado. the site of wednesday's debate. >> mitt romney is already in denver. getting in to the final campaigning and a last-minute endorsement from former broncos quarterback john elway but preparing for a much more critical stage on wednesday. >> so i look forward to these debates. i'm delighted that we will have
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